Chinese Government To Take Shark Fin Soup Off Menu
Source: Asian Scientist
July 3, 2012
"In what could be a turning tide for the global shark conservation effort, China’s State Council has declared that within one to three years it will stop serving shark fin soup at official receptions.
According to news reports carried by the state-run Xinhua news agency and CNTV.cn, China’s Government Offices Administration of the State Council (GOASC) is planning to issue legislation to ban the soup at all government functions.
The guidelines, which instruct all levels of government agencies to stop serving the luxury item at official events, will likely be issued within one to three years. It places restrictions especially on events funded with public money."
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